It is important for your child to visit your family dentist for professional teeth cleanings and
every six months. Regular dental checkups will reduce her risk of tooth decay, plaque buildup, cavities, and gum disease. Your pediatric dentist can also provide preventative dentistry, such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants, to further reduce the risk of cavities.
Watch this video for some great tips for preparing for your child’s first dental checkup with a dentist. You will learn some key vocabulary, and hear about the importance of the dental tools that dentists and dental hygienists use for teeth cleaning and dental checkups. The more your child knows about her upcoming visit to a children’s dentist, the less anxious she will feel about the dental checkup.